Controversial freshmen Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.) was so throughly schooled by CNN host Pamela Brown Saturday over his fact-free claims of election fraud that did a full capitulation on the spot.
This is similar lawmaker who urged Trump supporters in a speech late final 12 months to “threaten” politicians and warn them: “I’m coming after you” whereas demanding that American voters’ alternative for president be overturned. Cawthorn additionally rallied the Trump supporters outdoors the Capitol towards the election earlier than they stormed the constructing Jan. 6. He later revealed he was armed that day.
Brown pressed the lawmaker on his causes for contesting the presidential electoral votes in Congress. Cawthorn claimed that an official was “ballot harvesting” within the “parks” of Wisconsin.
Brown identified that no court docket had supported any of the baseless arguments about election fraud — together with courts with judges appointed by Donald Trump.
“Indeed, I believe specifically — and this is the one that I debated on behalf of, on the House floor — in Wisconsin that was never heard because they dismissed it because of standing. Now I don’t believe that is a concrete enough of a way to dismiss it,” Cawthorn incoherently tried to make clear.
Pressed once more to supply no less than one particular instance of election fraud, he responded, bizarrely: “Like I said, that’s not the reason I contested the election.”
Brown snapped: “So you wanted to throw out millions of votes without actually seeing any concrete evidence of fraud?”
Cawthorn then claimed he challenged the votes to “hold up the Constitution.”
Brown additionally nailed Cawthorn for saying he has points with modifications to election guidelines in different states when his personal state of North Carolina made comparable modifications due to the pandemic.
“I’m not aware of the laws that were changed inside of North Carolina,” he defined in a jaw-dropping admission. Nevertheless, he deemed the election very “safe and secure” in his state, which voted for Trump.
At lengthy final, Cawthorn admitted: “I think I would say the election was not fraudulent. The Constitution allowed for us to be able to push back as much as we could, and I did that to the … constitutional limits that I had at my disposal. So now I would say that Joseph R. Biden is our president.”
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